It’s 60 Second Cinema with boarding school, post World War, and the doom and gloom of growing up.
To say there’s a lot going on in the opening credits of Christopher Robin with its page-turning narrative is an understatement. Or it could be Eeore’s dream come true.
Landing second in its opening weekend, it’s a number 2 of a different kind – Winnie the Pooh and his crew, or is it her crew, return for their first live action treatment that’s becoming a trend for the Disney dynasty
This is not a sequel to Goodbye Christopher Robin from a year ago, but that silly old bear does say goodbye to Christopher several times in the hour and 44 minute film.
Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, Owl, and Eeyore look like loved worn stuffed animals which is a CGI cinematic wonder and Jim Cummings, who voiced Pooh and Tigger in the 80s, returns to the Poohniverse.
There’s something disenchanting, disjointed and disappointing to the unusual twists and turns that go from no heart to lots of heart.
You’ll feel a range of emotions for the ‘dads shouldn’t work too much theme’, A.A. Milne’s literary world come to life, and Heffalumps.
The movie has its moments and it does its very best ‘something’ instead of doing nothing.
The trailer to Christopher Robin is an automatic 100 out of 100 Acre Wood, it’s the trailer of the year. As for the film itself?
65 out of 100 Acre Wood.
The Rickster (wondering how the trailer to 2011’s Winnie the Pooh was better than the film itself).